As far as I know, the only ever TED talk devoted to the subject of pheromones. Presented back in 2014 by Tristram Wyatt, who is the respected senior researcher in the department of zoology at the University of Oxford. As Mr Wyatt explains, although there is still a lack of definitive scientific proof that pheromones play a role in human sexual behavior, in theory they should, just as they do in virtually every other sexually reproducing animal on Earth (including primates).
Wyatt proposes that we may be looking for evidence in the wrong way, and that self-reporting surveys and the like, which make up the bulk of present day efforts to prove the efficacy of specific pheromone candidates, might be very unreliable. He claims that we need to be observing humans as we would any other animal, and interestingly makes the suggestion that one of the most promising of possible pheromone leads is a a nipple secretion from the areola glands produced by all lactating mothers. Apparently, this secretion stimulates suckling by any baby, not just their own. The similarities with oxytocin are obvious.
Tristram Wyatt expounded his thesis in the form of an academic paper a year after his TED talk, and it can be viewed here.
Pheromones could be the key to harmonious relations between pets living under the same roof, according to a group of animal behaviour scientists from the University of Lincoln in the United Kingdom.
Led by Professor Daniel Mills and Dr Miriam Prior, the research team investigated whether two popular pet pheromones – Feliway Friends (for cats) and Adaptil (for dogs) – would lead to a reduction in troublesome behavior between cats and dogs living in the same household. Apparently, they found just that. They even observed more friendly greetings between cat and dog. To the researcher’s surprise, it was the pheromone for dogs (Adaptil) that appeared to create the most potent effect in creating a harmonious household. This was somewhat unexpected, because it has long been thought that the cat plays a more important role in determining the relationship it has with the dog, rather than the other way around.
The pet owners involved in this new scientific trial reported weekly on the frequency of 10 specific undesirable interactions and seven specific desirable interactions between their cats and dogs. They were split into two groups; one group using Feliway Friends and the other using Adaptil, with the pheromones supplied in unlabelled packaging and randomly assigned by an independent staff member such that neither the participants nor the researchers knew which product was being trialled in each household until after the statistics had been collected.
The researchers were aware that in many households, the comfortability of the cat seems to have a stronger influence over the quality of the cat-dog relationship. It could therefore be seen as surprising that it was the product releasing dog pheromones which was seen to increase specific desirable interactions.
Miriam, a Lincoln-based vet who undertook the work as part of her postgraduate degree in Clinical Animal Behaviour at the University of Lincoln, said: “While it might be expected that Feliway Friends would be more effective in multi-species homes given the apparently stronger contribution of the cat’s comfortability to the quality of the cat-dog relationship, this did not appear to be the case. Our results might be explained by the behaviour of the dog being the primary determinant of the cat’s quality of interaction with it.
The scientific study was published in Frontiers in Veterinary Science and reported on at Science Daily.
The love hormone Oyxtocin has also been shown to play a role in pet relations, both with each other and their human owners.
Many studies have already shown that the ‘love hormone’ oxytocin could play a role in treating cognitive disorders that range from autism to schizophrenia. A promising new study published last month by researchers at the Tokyo University of Science suggests it could even reverse Alzheimer’s disease. That terrible ailment that afflicts so many elderly people across the world, is known to have as one of its causes a build up in the brain of the protein amyloid β. It is thought that this protein affects the signaling ability of neurons in the brain. In this latest study using mouse models, it appeared that oxytocin somehow reverses the degradation of this neuronal signaling ability caused by the build up of amyloid β, although exactly how it manages this feat is yet to be established.
Prof Saitoh remarks, “This is the first study in the world that has shown that oxytocin can reverse Aβ-induced impairments in the mouse hippocampus.” This is only a first step and further research remains to be conducted in vivo in animal models and then humans before sufficient knowledge can be gathered to reposition oxytocin into a drug for Alzheimer’s. But, Prof Saitoh remains hopeful. He concludes, “At present, there are no sufficiently satisfactory drugs to treat dementia, and new therapies with novel mechanisms of action are desired. Our study puts forth the interesting possibility that oxytocin could be a novel therapeutic modality for the treatment of memory loss associated with cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. We expect that our findings will open up a new pathway to the creation of new drugs for the treatment of dementia caused by Alzheimer’s disease.”
Although oxytocin is not a pheromone, it is a hormone molecule that does appear to have a similar role in mating and attraction, in that it appears to influence these social behaviors (and many others) in an invisible way and can be transmitted internasally from person to person.
After weeks and months of worldwide lockdowns and safe-distancing rules, in many countries it’s now free to once again chase the opposite sex! Millions of young women and men have been quarantined for so long, had to put their love and sex lives on hold in many cases, and dreamed of finding the right one as soon as it was safe to meet people outdoors and in clubs and cafes again. Now is the time to find your ideal partner or simply enrich your dating life. And you’ll need every edge you can get, because millions of sex starved men are once again pursuing women, and millions of love and sex starved women are looking for the best of their many options. To find new love and more sex in a post-lockdown world, pheromones – nature’s very own attraction signals – might be just the thing that gives you that edge.
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Science has taken a surprisingly long time to uncover the truth about pheromones, in particular the role they play in human and primate mating. Now Japanese scientists may have come close to establishing to everybody’s satisfaction that pheromones do exist in at least primates. If so, it would be harder than ever to claim that they would not also play a part in the mating of our own naked ape species.
As a report in this week’s National Geographic magazine points out, scientists only discovered the first pheromone in 1959 (bombykol, the scent of the female silkworm moth). Despite initial beliefs that pheromones would only exist in insects, scientific researchers have gradually worked their way up the evolutionary ladder to discover similar scent molocules that influence sexual behavior in rodents, pigs, and other mammals. More recently, various research has indicated the presence of pheromones in the ring-tailed lemurs of Madagascar, and this week a Japanese study into the cute little primates added further weight to the theory.
Researchers at the University of Tokyo recently added to that scent profile, finding three additional chemicals called aldehydes, which caused the females to linger longer around the male’s scents.
“We are surprised that the identified odors in this study smell relatively good to humans —fruity and floral,” says study co-author Kazushige Touhara, a biochemist at the University of Tokyo.
To be considered sex pheromones, these odors will have to be shown to affect only lemurs and increase their mating chances, Touhara says. If that is the case, they would be the first sex pheromones ever found in primates.
Social distancing is likely playing around with our oxytocin levels – the ‘love hormone’ that plays a key role in bonding, trust, and human relationships. However, it’s not clear if it’s as straightforward as one might think. Although social interaction is known to raise oxytocin, research has also indicated that social isolation and stress can also raise oxytocin levels, presumably as a means to encourage the seeking out of social contacts.
While the impact of social isolation on levels of the love hormone is unclear, oxytocin has been linked to various objective markers of good health, such as reduced blood pressure and heart rate. It’s clearly a good thing for your body to be producing in these locked down times, so how can you raise it naturally when social distancing rules are in place?
While video chat apps such as Zoom and FaceTime cannot completely replace human contact, they are the next best thing in raising oxytocin levels healthily and naturally, as they allow eye contact and a real feeling of connecting to another person.
Writing in Psychology Today, Erin Leyba advises more frequent hugs for family members, and if physical contact is not possible, then regular chats on Zoom or other video conferencing apps.
There aren’t many companies selling pheromone candles online, and this rare example is from one of the top pheromone producers and based upon one of their best selling products for women – True Love.
The advantage of a candle based pheromone is that the pheromone (and scent) can be diffused over a longer period. This is the perfect choice for when you want to add attraction and romance to a date at home, either with a partner, or a prospective partner. And of course, the candle itself is a natural aid to building a romantic ambiance.
The product has been designed to elicit three specific things in a couple who inhales it – enhanced communication, deepened trust in one another, and a greater feeling of masculine protection.
The main ingredient in the scent of the candle is Methoxyestratetraenone, molecules claimed to have a marked estrogenic affect. The hope is that the pheromone will have affects on both the man and women, and enhancing and complementing the masculinity and femininity of each.
Makers claim the candles last for 24 hours, and customer reviews suggest that they can be used two or more times.
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